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. but tonight, the question will be what our esteemed analysts think about the future of the united states as we stand here at the end of 2009. we really have an extraordinary group of panelists. let me just share their introduction so everyone knows who they are. i have learned that people like introductions. certainly, i like it louise gives me that wonderful introduction. we will first hear from richard haas, counsel for relations, who has worked with two presidents. as council president, he has truly been an entrepreneurial leader. it has always been important, but richard has he brought many scholars and expertise and wide range of subjects. his most recent book is called a " war of necessity, war of joyce," -- "war of necessity, war of choice." glenn hubbard is no ordinary academic. he is dean of columbia business and a tenured professor of finance and economics at the columbia school of arts and sciences. he has worked for the treasury and as a consultant to the federal reserve bank, and recently he wrote a book called "healthy, wealthy, and wise -- five steps to better health care system
of the international community but fully engage with the international community and the united states is the one who can do the heavy lifting. there is no question about that. >> rose: and john harris of politiceau.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provid
of the pope. the religion spread to russia, greece, eastern europe and more recently to the united states. today orthodoxy remains one of the most popular form of christianity. his all holiness was born in 1940 on the turkish island of'm bruce. his father was a barbershop owner. he enrolled in a theological school graduating with high honors in 1961. on october 22, 1991, he was elected the 270th archbishop of constantinople. he was enthroned in the patriarchal cathedral in istanbul. from the beginning he has been on a mission to modernize the church and make it more relevant. early on, he became identified with environmentalism by incorporating yet into his spiritual message, he has preached in the spirit of dialogue and understanding among all religions. while there are chrez yas cal differences with the catholic church, he has met with the pope several times. he had several meets with john paul in the 1990s and met with benedict in turkey. he's met with leaders around the world, including fidel castro and moammar qaddafi. his holeryness is well known in america having received the congr
years between iran and the united states in geneva last month. he is now involved in the draft agreement between iran, the united states, russia and france to process iran's uranium stockpiles outside the country. there are reports today that progress on the deal is being held up by iran's ongoing internal political crisis. this week dr. elbaradei called the current mont a unique and fleeting opportunity to reverse course from confrontation to cooperation with iran. we want to talk about all of that and i am very pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> charlie, it is great to be here again. >> rose: all right. let me just start. tell me where you think the moment is. >> well, the moment is a historic critical moment, charlie, that this is for the first time i see a genuine desire by the president of the united states and by the iranian leadership to engage in a genuine dialogue. it's after 50 years of animosity, of distrust. and that's why we have this difficulty today. the it is a symbolic gesture but it could be the first step in a broad dialogue that eventually could integ
. . every industrialized country has that system except the united states. we are going to change that. national polls show that the majority of doctors and the majority of americans favor a single payer system. that is why six months ago, we went to capitol hill. when senator baucus opened that first day of hearing in may, i stood up and said, excuse me, sir, why have you taken single payer off the table? why have you not allowed one doctor testify for single payer? baucus ordered us arrested. one by one, margaret, kevin, carol, and four others stood up and confronted baucus. and one by one we were all arrested and charged with disruption of congress. in a plea deal earlier this year, we agreed not to disrupt congress throughout the end of this year. since that day in may, baucus and harry reid in the senate, and nancy pelosi and steny hoyer in the house have cobbled together incomprehensible legislation. it is convoluted and confusing. but one thing is clear -- president obama and the democrats have cut a dirty deal with the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. obama took
of 300 million orthodox christians. we spoke i atlan during his currt visit to the united states. tomorrow in washington he meets with president oba. >> the only message that people of religion lik myselfcould give tthe world cmunity is to reect everybody. all human bein as created in the image andikeness of god. and to hp. jesus chst said whatever you do for my smalest, poorest people, bthers, you aredoing to me. so he is, the lord, identifies himself with tho people. and whater we do for them, we do forhrist. you can realize our great responsibility. >> rose:n elusive convertion with his all holiness ecumenalatriarch bartholomew of constantinople coming up. captioningponsored by se communications from our studios in neyork city, th is charlie rose. >> re: his all holiness, ecumenical patriarch btholomew of consttinople, is the primary spiritual leader of t orthodox christian world andhe orthodox churc which has 300 million meers around the world. it includes the churches of alexania and jerusalem, russia serbia, romania, bulgaria, georgia, cyus, greece, poland, albaa, the check
security interest of the united states. it is urgently needed. the president knows achieving this goal will be difficult, but he also has said that he will not waver in his persistent pursuit of a comprehensive peace in the middle east. for that reason, he has dedicated himself and his administration to the resumption of israeli-palestinian negotiations and the creation of an atmosphere that maximizes the prospects for success. . >> that is why we have been urged the palestinians to expand and improve their security effort, and to take strong and meaningful action. it is what we have an urged the arab states to take steps of normalization with israel. it is what we have urged israel to stop settlement activity. as i said earlier, while they fall short of a full freeze, we believe the steps announced by the prime minister are significant and could have substantial impact on the ground. for the first time ever the israeli government will stop housing approvals and on the construction of housing units. and related infrastructure in west bank settlements. that is positive development. he s
of the pope. the ligion spread to russia, greece easte europe and me recentlyo the united states. today ortdoxy remns one of the most popul form of christianity. s all holines was born 1940 on the turkish islan of'm bruce. his father was a barbershop owner. he enrolled in a tological school graduatg with hig honors in 1961 onctober 22, 1991, heas elected the 270th archbisp of constantople. he w enthroned in the patriarchal cathedral in isnbul. from the binning he has been on a miion to modernizehe church and make it more revant. early on, he became identified with environmealism by incorporating yet inis spirituamessage, he has preached in e spirit of alogue and understanding amg l religis. while there are chrez yas cal dierences with the catholic church, he has met withthe pope several tis. he had seral meets with john paul inthe 1990s and t with benedictn turkey. he's met with leaders around the world, including fidel castro and moammar qaddafi. his holeryness is wellnown in america having receive the congressional gold medal and met with the past ree predents. he's on his sixth viz h
interest of the united states it is urgently needed. the president knows achieving this goal will be difficult. he has said that he will not one of her -- waver in his pursuit in the middle east. for that reason, he has dedicated himself and his it ministration to the resumption of negotiations and to the creation of an atmosphere that maximizes thesuccess. the steps we have suggested to all parties to improve the atmosphere for negotiations are not ends in themselves. they certainly are not preconditions to negotiations. they can make a valuable contribution for achieving our goals of successful negotiations that result in a two-stage solution. that is why we urge the palestinians to expand and improve their security efforts and to take strong and meaningful action. it is why we have urged the arab state to take steps toward normalization. at the is what we have urged israel to stop activity. while they fall short, we feel the steps announced by the prime minister are significant and could have substantial impact on the ground. for the first time ever, an israeli government
is the optimal solution to provide necessary medical treatment to everyone and the united states in a way that controls health care costs. pnhp doesn't, however, take a position on how congress members should vote on the legislation that is currently proceeding for congress. we do provide information to members about whether the legislation is likely to be ctive, and how icompes to a national single payer health care system. we joined the many health care reform advocates across the nation who are disappointed by the health insurance reform legislation that is passing through congress. we, like you, are seriously concerned by the health care environment in the united states. we are saddened by the number of people, our patience, family and friends who are donner and because they cannot receive or for access to health care. we are saddened by the number of people facing bankruptcy or foreclosure of their homes and those who are suffering needlessly because they cannot afford or have access to medical treatment. the anticipated a health care debate this year that would focus on the trees st
of the united states. finally, i just think it's important to point out someone who remembers working in the white house before the state dinner would happen, it's the entire building is a buzz and it's really a way of sort of literally rolling out the red carpet of the united states to another member of the world community and it's such an important symbolic act. it can't be overstated to show that the united states wants to engage the rest of the world and show the united states respects cultures from around the world and let's not forget the president won by asian americans by a large margin so an important symbol here at home to that community. >> danny, as we wait to see the president and prime minister step out, we know they are behind closed doors and part of the conversation is certainly afghanistan and pakistan. you've got vice president dick cheney coming out critical of the administration saying it was dithering but what about making india a key player in whatever happens in afghanistan regarding the strategy? >> i would have to agree. i think our relationship with india wi
of israelis and palestinians to live in peace and security. it is also in the interest of the united states. it is urgently needed. the president knows that achieving this goal will be difficult, but he also has said that he will not weaver and his persistent pursuit of comprehensive peace in the middle east. for that reason, he has dedicated himself and his administration to the resumption of israeli-palestinian negotiations and to the creation of an atmosphere that maximizes the prospects for success. to be clear, the steps we have suggested to all parties -- israel, the palestinians, and the arab states -- to improve the atmosphere for negotiations are not ends to themselves, and they certainly are not preconditions to negotiations. but they can make a valuable contribution toward achieving our goal of successful negotiations that result in a two-state solution. that's why we've urged the palestinians to expand and improve their security efforts and to take strong and meaningful action on incitement. it's why we have urged the arab states to take steps toward normalization of relations w
b police after he shooting at fort hood, the argest milary installation in the united states. he is now conscious. he's been speaki to medical staff. let's get moredetailson this bbc's correondent richard watson isith me in thetudio. richard what ae you hearin >> it's a very instant pie that's going t appear in the "new york times" tomorrow our time. and sily what it suggestion is that intelligee agencies in e united states were mitoring communications of me kind between nidal mal ssan and a radicalleric who ud to be based near washington, d.c.ut who fled the countryn effectn about, well, after 9/11 attacks. now, if true this sheds some light on what's being said oer the past 12 hrs, wich is th some intelligenc agencies in th united states were aware of some attempts byidal malik hassan to contact qud leads. theleric in question is anwar al lachy. he was cented near washington, d.c. it's significanfor this reason he's already admitted in the 9/11ommission inquiry to knowing one o the 9/11 jackers. and th f.b.i. believes he knew anoth two hijacks. so that makes him a person of ext
privilege to be here on behalf of president obama and the united states of america. >> and the u.s. was represented by secretary of state hillary clinton who after her own speech introduced a video message. >> let me introduce a message from president barack obama. >> today there are still those who live within the walls of tyranny, human beings who are denied the very human rights that we celebrate today. and that is why this day is for them as much as it is for us. it is for those who believe even in the face of cynicism and doubt and oppression, that walls can truly come down. >> the german chancellor angela merkel gave personal memories from 20 years ago. as a german she crossed the border in 1989. >> for me it was one of the most joyful days of my life. and ladies and gentlemen, it was a pivotal time of change. that's something that we know today, that brought closer together germany, europe, and indeed the whole world. [cheers] >> then alona stretch where the walls had once stood, a line of dominoes symbolized how that barrier had crumbled. former solidarity leader lech wal
ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release ofhe democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial statement of the meeting. >> during our meeting we talked about how, we can work together as close partners both within this region and throughout the world. we discussed the importance of meeting, and challenges like climate change, nuclear proliferation, and working to support the g-20 efforts to promote a balance for the economic recovery. >> president obama went to singapore late and is making up for lost time. had a meeting with his russian counterparts. the main reason for him being here was a summit with asia- pacific leaders. boosting free trade was a purpose. a pessimistic message oa new day of climate change played to the headlines. >> the go binding treaty signing may not happen. pressed a bold statement from a gro
're not big enough. this is a united states senator so even though we're friends, we're close, we're brothers in christ, we need power to confront this. senator tom coburn. the hit man. >> reporter: senator tom coburn of oklahoma is one of the most influential conservative voices in the united states senate and also a c street resident. marchton said on valentine's day the c street leadership and senator coburn helped him confronts senator ensign. >> tom really kind of takes the helm. >> reporter: so how angry is tom coburn at this point? >> oh, he's smoking. he's one upset man. and then john kind of breaks down a little bit. i don't know what to say. i made a mistake. i really screwed up. >> reporter: hampton provided us with this letter which he says the group of c street forced him to wright to sinsddy. i used you for my own pressure, he wrote. god never intendsed for us to do this. according to hampton, within hours, john ensign calls sinsddy. >> he is just lived. he made him write a letter, but it's not how i feel. doug has exposed me. as though somehow i'm the bad guy in this. >> report
of events in iraq. the most important, obviously, non-regional is the united states. will the iraqi relationship with the united states be along the lines in which it is envisioned in the security agreement? in the non-military side, non-security side, i would say, yes. in the sort of softer areas of the economic, cultural and social interchange and so on. i think, yes, this is probably one of the cornerstones i think, that one can build on, and i can envision a country in 2020 that has a large number of, for example, graduates who came from the united states. a large number of nongovernmental organizations, a large number of cultural offices and exchanges. so that relationship at least the cultural level will be maintained, if not strengthened. with iran, how will iran's relationship with iraq be? i think it's to do with the general pattern in which iraq is going to resolve its regional issues. whether we're going to continue to act as a one-armed partner in the area where we try to weave ourselves in a broader way into a larger economic framework and political framework that would
president of the united states, not head of the republican party, she needs to broaden her coalition. the problem with that -- >> this country -- they might do it again. thank you ron brownstein, chris cilliz cillizza. join us tomorrow night at 5:00 eastern for more "hardball." time for "the ed show" with ed schultz zblrngs good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" tonight from new york. one week from tonight the president of the united states is going to lay out his strategy for afghanistan. newspapers are reporting today that the president will add, here's the number, 34,000 additional troops over the next year. president obama gave a preview to this decision this afternoon. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> finish the job. make no mistake, this is just one more mess that president obama has to mop up after the bush administration. bush was the president who drained resources from afghanistan so we could go invade iraq on that perfect
that india's partnership with the united states is going to play an influential role in the 21st century. the two leaders discussed several pressing issues, including nuclear deals, climate change as well as the economy. >> mr. president, i bring to you and the people of the united states of america the friendly greetings of over 1 billion people of india. >> as leading economies, the united states and india can strengthen the global economic recovery, promote trade that creates jobs for both our people and pursue growth that is balanced and sustained. as nuclear powers, we can be full partners in preventing the spread of the world's most deadly weapons, securing loose nuclear materials from terrorists and pursuing our shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons. >> in less than three hours, the president and the first lady will host a state dinner for prime minister singh at the white house. now it's the obamas' first state dinner, and the question, of course, why was india's leader chosen for such an historic honor. our senior foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty explains.
with the united states prior to the war in iraq. the reason we in theory a oppose the war was that we told the bush administration that would blind to that region and we don't underestimate the with them. for you to invade and occupy iraq will be equivalent to pandora's box of evils. you go there and you will unleash evils that we don't understand, all sorts of forest have been unleashed. it's actually run for any country in the world to go and occupy another country, dismantle its government, disbanded government, the spanish police force. and pretend that they know better. you made the decision. you looked to send your troops to iraq and i feel bad for every single human life that was lost in iraq, whether it was iraqi lives or american lives because those young soldiers didn't go there because they wanted to go there. this wasn't a decision taken by the bush administration. not every american situation like the war in iraq. what i'm trying to tell you is this is a controversial issue, but if you try to become part of the lies and forget you are an american and these are iraqis, believe
. there are goals on the table. there's a mission ranges the united states wants to talk b. i think there could be more calibrated areas of success than the cold yes or no that comes in the olympics. and he's going to be one of many heads of states there association the whole dynamic is different. it would be hard for him not to show up, this is a long meeting. he will be there a day to make an address. >> in terms of the rest of the heads of state, there was some issue, the president's going to hit that on december 9, towards the beginning when the majority of the heads of states are coming later in this conference. >> reporter: well, i don't know if that is good or bad but probably it means that he won't be ameshed in some of the inter and intra, multilateral dealings that will go on. but there are going to be many cabinet members coming and going and other high officials from the united states so it's not like there won't be a seat at the table by the united states with a high level official. >> to what extent, john, does this give a conference which had pretty low expectations originally, a
% below 2005 levels as the target. host:: ñ were other countries waiting to hear from the united states? guest: absolutely, turn it came out the day after. they had been clearly waiting. -- china came out the day after. they had been clearly waiting. host: what are the5 sticking points in the negotiation? guest: there are two things. what is the target that was set last week. the other is the financing. there was an agreement with developing companies that would take actions in return for financing from the wealthier nations. we have taken care of the target. we have stepped up with the target and now we need to step up on the financing side. host: it was stated last week, president obama has set goals to reduce emissions and you were quoted as saying that the president is walking a nice edge. can you expand on that? guest: he is in a very narrow space. on the one hand, he had to take a stand that would encourage india and china that we would, in fact, take a stand. and he also led to do it in a way that would not hurt his chances with congress. for 12 years, congress has been asking fo
. the entertainment should be pretty cool. plus the national symphony and you have the wonderful united states marine band. >> lynn sweet, lynn, thanks so much. appreciate it, as always. >> thank you. >>> and david, in the bigger picture, what is the significance of president obama choosing india as the first country to host a state dinner? here's what the president said today after a two-hour meeting with the prime minister. >> india will play a pivotal role in meeting the major challenges that we face today. and this includes my top economic priority, creating good jobs with good wages for the american people. so i believe that the relationship between the united states and india will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century. >> and joining us live is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, also the host of "andrea mitchell reports" right here on msnbc. thanks, andrea, for joining us. >> great to be here. >> let's start off with jobs and broadening trade ties. the president talked about the need for employment and how these two countries are linked very much that
to most of the north eastern united states it is a murky, cloudy, foggy pattern and damp from the last couple of days from precipitation. there is better weather building into the southern united states. right now clear skies across alabama up through georgia into north carolina. that headed our way. it takes another 24-hours to get here. this storm system over michigan will take its time moving north and east of us. there is another low off the coast spinning cloud cover our way. it all adds up to another damp start tomorrow morning. probably steady rain overnight tonight. if you head out early for the black friday shopping you'll find damp conditions and fog. better weather tomorrow afternoon. here it is in detail. showers overnight tonight. stops tomorrow morning at 10:00. most of the rain out of here. we'll clear out friday afternoon. into the overnight period friday into saturday we'll push the cloud cover out to sea. we are left with nice, dry conditions&looks like a blue sky day on saturday. that will last into most of sunday, as well. 42 tonight. cloudy skies. drizzle. fog. all
in the united states efficiently, cost effectively and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china. too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done more effectively in the united states. >> jim agrees and hopes other manufacturers will follow his lead. >> i think people are afraid to make the commitment to lean, to automation, to reinvesting in the factories, because they have this stigma in their mind. they have this belief that you can't make it effectively and profitably in america. it is not true. i think people give up on manufacturing in america prematurely and it can be done. >> ali velshi, cnn, new york. >>> being confined to wheelchairs is not stopping some people who have found a way to get their competitive juices flowing. we are going to introduce you to a game that made it's mark overseas but it is now catching on in the u.s. >>> tiger woods is not talking about his one-car accident. hear what investigators heard when they went to his house to get answers. >> get out of my face. what are you doing? >> cindy sheehan had an explosive exchange with a man who s
has the substance and experience and bandwidth to be president of the united states. greta: how do you show substance? >> well, you show a substance by talking about it, by offering interesting ideas, but commenting about current events in a way that people find revealing of your leadership skills, and by charting a course, by setting a fee of charging your course for what you want to do -- by setting a fema. -- by setting a theme of charting your course. greta: she gets slapped around, where obama did not. had she overcome the ones that she gets hit with the >> it is too -- she gets -- how does she over, the ones that she gets hit with? >> -- greta: what if someone sits down and says, hey, and levi -- hey, levi johnston, is he coming for thanksgiving dinner? >> they want to know that people are more comfortable seeing her on the front cover of people magazine than seeing her in the oval office, and the way to do that is to keep these questions about minor side issues coming anti-per drawn into those conversations rather than allowing her to be able to flesh of a vision of where she wo
, michael, on the side of the united states in terms of a commitment to afghanistan and that doesn't just mean our european allies but also pakistan where do we stand with that country? >> you know, i'm not sure what the latest is. clearly, the president has been -- the president and his top people have been pushing for months now greater cooperation from pakistan on helping to resolve this situation. obviously, you know, there's deep distrust between the pakistanis and afghanistan, especially the government in afghanistan now being as shaky as it is. one thing that did happen today, the brits announced that nato allies will be providing about an additional 5,000 troops, which gives president obama a little bit of wiggle room to maybe go somewhat lower than he might otherwise have, below the 40,000 that general mcchrystal originally subjected. >> michael shear and barry mccaffrey, thank you very much. happy thanksgiving to you. >>> following breaking news in utah county, a rescue team working to free a man trapped in a cave. the 26-year-old is stuck 150 feet underground in what's called t
thanksgiving to all of the great people back in the united states. jamie: and dominic, my best to you. you cannot miss the horse behind you. please tell general odierno that he has spent more time with his military family than his own, honestly. my best to the odierno family as well. thank you. kelly: in virginia couple pulling off the impossible, crashing the white house state dinner, even getting up close and personal with the vice- president and other party guests. more on the security breach and how they got past checkpoints. . >> we are here at camp victory in iraq. i want to give a shout out to my family and the squadron air force base in new jersey. . . . [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- kelljamie: an unbelievable stor, but it is true. a security breach at the white house. the secret service investigating its very own security procedures after a virginia couple crashed tuesday night's state dinner. this is evidence from michaele salahi's own facebook page. no one seeming to suspect that they did not belo
in a lot of ways and changed how the rest of the world viewed the united states. but india, a lot of people would say, was a lot more comfortable with the previous president, with president bush, than with president obama. why is that? >> in large measure because president bush had made india a significant foreign policy priority. now what india is witnessing, that it is one of several amongst competing priorities for this president. and, of course, with afghanistan having become a centerpiece of american foreign and security policy, india is not getting the attention that it received during the bush administration, particularly during the second bush administration. so, there's a little bit of unease and concern in new delhi about the stature of the relationship at the moment. >> is he making up for it? i know some of the things he said today in the press conference was talking about a strategic dialogue and a personal partnership when he was talking about things to show how the obama administration is committed to india. but besides that a lot of things people might say are vague, a perso
. >> we are already working with the government of the united states of america on securing the state of the iraqi borders. second, what my colleague will lott said that is he has a selective way of choosing things. we have a long list of statements by u.s. generals and iraq, on the record, and we will give you the names. send me an e-mail that will give you my card right now. i want to be a long list of official, on the occurred quotations by top-ranking american journalists in iraq saying that of -- top-ranking american generals and direct saying that of course the worst problem of the insurgents in iraq, but they did not come to more than 2% or 3% of the total number of insurgents in iraq. . mainly homegrown. do we allow them to cross into iraq to? of coarse we don't. regardless of public statements i'm sorry i can't disclose everything, but i will say it this way. we are actually working with the obama administration decision. we are working with the u.s. military on this issue. "-begin-double-quote we've be there. people always try to tell you misinformation or disinformation, in
they wear could cost americans jobs. nba jerseys could soon be made outside the united states for the first time ever. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, i want you to set your tv sets, because we know exactly when president obama is going to announce his strategy decision for afghanistan, and there's only one remaining question. how many more u.s. troops are going to go to war? well, this guessing game is under way, but we do have a few things that we do know. there are 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan right now, and a defense official who is in the know says the pentagon expects orders to send another 34,000 troops which actually means more than 102,000 american troops could be fighting this war. now whether or not this equation is accurate, well, that's going to be revealed in the next couple of days by the president, but i want to go straight to our cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, this is a decision that h
attacks on the united states. >> will there be a timeline? will we know, look, if in three years things aren't getting better we are going to revisit or we are revisiting every six months or some sort of timetable we will hear from the president? >> you'll hear the president discuss some very specific benchmarks to measure our progress and make sure we understand even as we go along what we are doing and whether we are meeting the very lofty goals we ultimately set out. the president will underscore for the american people this is not an open ended conflict. we will not be here forever. we have to pass this on to the afghans. >> robert, is the president going to brief mcchrystal? is he going to be at west point? >> we are trying to figure out the logistics. general mcchrystal and iken berry are half a world away. suffice it to say before the president walks out at west point he will have walked general mcchrystal and ambassador ikenberry the orders for the mission going forward to secure afghanistan and ultimately transfer that responsibility back to the afghans. >> does the president v
not be allowed to raise money on a tax-deductible charitable basis in the united states. i get that menu in place of what it means to draw a red line at the green line. there should be consequences, but i would go to the map. >> excuse me, daniel -- >> i said that for the yankees. >> i was just going to say. you played right into the yankee fan here. >> i would, though -- you see on a settlement freeze, there can't be any flexibility. anything beyond the green line is the same status. when it comes to a border, as dan suggested, you can have border swaps, a one-to-one land exchange. so i would go to the mats over the framing of an implementation plan for a two-state solution and not necessarily over settlements. because even if you've got a freeze, the settlements would be there, the entire infrastructure would still be there. by the way, it's not just the u.s. also. if europe in its association free trade agreement with israel has a set of policy regarding rules of origin, of products from the settlements not coming under that free trade regime, that should also be implemented. >> i think two th
of which the united states has a surplus of. >> that's why we had all those treasury actions today. to finance stuff. >> on that note, happy thanksgiving. >> so depressed. we're having a drunk turkey later on. maybe you should hang around for that after that discussion. >>> more young adults are heading home for the holidays and staying there. a new pew research poll finds 10% of people 35 and younger say they moved back home with their parents because of the recession. that's not the only life change they're making. 12% got a roommate. 15% put off getting married. 14% delayed having a baby. >> although if you get married doesn't that double your income? >> i guess. but you got to pay for the wedding. >> no. elope. >>> a washington espresso stand is making a buzz. some parents in the city are not happy because it opened across from a public playground and a day care center where they've never seen women in swim suits. not the first of its kind either in the area. but the location draws protests at city council meetings. there it is. >> i wonder why they only have video through the
. these are from the united states. 49.1 million people inside the united states are in food insecure households according to the department of agriculture. within that we'll show you the number of children. 16.7 million children in food insecure households. we're talking about one in six americans and those figures come from 2008. we all know what the economy has been like throughout this past year. plenty of indications the number of hungry in america has gone up. let me show you how you can help. cnn.com/impact has a whole here. so you see how it works. you can find out about all sorts of different ways to help people. i brought specifically you to the section of poverty and hunger. zoom in here. it says take action. it will link you to numerous organizations that help people who are facing hunger. for example, i'll show you over here. this is one of the organizations that we talked to you about. here's another one over here. action against hunger. we give you information about them. and there's also something else that's really interesting. we hook you up to charity navigator. this is a grou
celebrate the growing partnership between the united states and india. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever before. tonight under the stars we celebrate the spirit that will sustain our partnership, the bonds of friendship between our people. >> all right. according to "the washington post," a new forecast from the federal reserve shows the nation's unemployment rate will stay elevated for years. >> oh, my goodness, this is just bad news for america. >> it does, especially after yesterday's news about the real unemployment rate. in october, the figure hit 10th.2%, a 26-year high. >> we talked about how it's going to affect the elections in 2010 around here because we talk about politics, but this recession may affect the 2012 election and the 2014 election. when we talk about, mort, that we've reset the economy, that we're not going to be driven by just crazed consumerism, that means something. we either start building things here in this country again, or this economy doesn't turn around, and people don't get back to work.
share the same message for family and friends in the united states. >> we wish you a happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: for the tens of thousands serving across the world, their sack -- fact -- sacrifice is great. charlie d'agata, cbs news. >>> thousands here in charm city who cannot afford a holiday meal are sitting down to a holiday feast thanks to the gaddy center. >> reporter: at least 35,000 people are expected to eat here today. this is more like a thanksgiving lunch so far. dinner will be served until 5:00. take a look at this line. it wraps around patterson park. people who will get something to eat and not only something to eat, but something so much more. here in patterson park is where a thanksgiving tradition continues. the bea gaddy dinner. >> it is about building up the walls that she built in the foundation. >> reporter: this year, feeding thousands was a struggle. the donations are low. >> the donations are not what we expected. you know what? we will stretch it out as far as we can with what we received. >> reporter: it is not just food, but what is needed after the ho
, there is no references to the con fed der rats or southerners, it was an effort god look over the entire united states. there is lines about binding up the wounds of the nation. great effort at healing after this horrific war. ainsley: he thought the country needed thanksgiving. >> thought the country needed it very much. historically, of course, we need thanksgiving in bad times. and we need it to celebrate the things we have in good times. clayton: what do you think he would most want americans to think about this morning if he were president of the united states right now given this turmoil we are currently going through. what sort of things we want americans to think about on this thanksgiving? >> it's interesting you ask that, because it n. his first thanksgiving proclamation just what he said, we are in the middle of this horrific war. in spite of that, we still have so many good things about america and some good things in our lives. i think today president lincoln would think exactly that same thing that we're involved in two wars abroad but still have good times here at home. clayton: he beli
, mainly that? >> john, this is a horrible mistake by holder. if you try him in a civil court in the united states in a criminal trial, the very first question is, were his miranda rights vie lated if -- violated? they threatened to kill his family and water boarded him 87 times. you can get john mccain to say one question, do you consider water boarding torture, yes. was my client water boarded 187 times was he tortured? yes. khalid sheikh mohammed tortured said john mccain. risking this having thrown out of the court? i don't know, would you throw it out of the court? this is a war crime he committed, not a crime in the united states against individual flat americans. >> why is obama letting it go by? >> i don't think they thought this through. this is an attorney general that is familiar with courtroom procedures. and he is examing this. suggesting that there is evidence that has not been presented. actually, they admitted his guilt before he was water boarded. and why should we be afraid to put the american trial system the stpwhorld it speaks -- the world? it speaks well at us. they lo
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